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GCD Comics Timeline

Every year people try to take away readers’ power to decide what books are right for themselves or their children to read by bringing challenges to remove books from libraries. Comic books, graphic novels, and manga are frequently challenged and even banned.

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Howard Bender (born 25 September 1951, USA) is a freelance comics artist and illustrator, as well as a letterer and colorist. He was co-founder of the Pittsburgh Comics Club in 1972. After contributions to fanzines and lettering jobs at Marvel in the 1970s, he went to work for the big companies in the 1980s, starting with “Richie Rich” at Harvey.

He has contributed to DC's ghost and super-hero titles and on some smaller titles for Marvel. He was additionally present at First Publishing with “Ghostbusters” and “Munden's Bar” and at Gladstone with “Dread of Night” and “Maggots”. In the early 1990s, he worked with the “Archie” characters for Archie Comics.

Bender has also done the daily strips “Mr. Fixitt”, “Billy & Pop!”, and “Sherlock Holmes Minute Mysteries”.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/bender_howard.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/EDSB304xLBG

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Jacques Martin (25 September 1921 – 21 January 2010, France) was one of the best-known artists of the Clear Line (or ‘ligne claire’) school of comics exemplified by Hergé and Willie Vandersteen.

He created ‘The Adventures of Alix’ first in “Tintin” in late 1948 and for fifty years continued to write and draw stories of the Gallo-Roman youth, set in the late Roman Republic. In 1978, the story “Alix: Le spectre de Carthage” won the award for best French realistic comic book at Angoulême. In 1989, the story “Alix: Le cheval de Troie” won the BD d'Or at the Salon Européen de la BD (in Grenoble).

Martin created another well-received character in the contemporary journalist “Lefranc” in 1952. Later he collaborated with others to create the medieval architect “Jhen” (1978), the French revolutionary officer “Arno” (1984), the Athenian “Orion” (1990), the Egyptian “Keos” (1992), and “Loïs”, set in the court of Louis the Sun King of France (2003).

Also in 2003, Jacques Martin was awarded the Grand Prix Saint-Michel (in Brussels) for the three series “Alix”, “Lefranc”, and “Jhen”.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/martin_jacq.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Martin_(comics)
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/I5I0304xaXu

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Ham Fisher (24 September 1900 (1901?) – 27 December 1955, USA) was a comic strip writer and cartoonist. He is best known for his creation “Joe Palooka”, which was launched in 1930 and ranked as one of the top five newspaper comics strips for several years.

Joe Palooka also appeared on the radio and in films and television stories. Reprints of the strip appeared in the earliest comic books, from 1933, and Joe and his friends appeared in original stories from at least 1942. At their peak, even secondary characters Little Max and Humphrey Pennyworth each had their own Harvey Comics series.

Fisher had a very public feud with artist Al Capp for many decades, culminating in Fisher becoming the only person ever sanctioned for “conduct unbecoming a cartoonist”.

Joe Palooka continued to appear in comics and films into the 1950s. After Fisher’s death in 1955, the newspaper strip was continued by Dan DiPreta until 1984.

At Wikipedia — https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ham_Fisher
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/fisher_h.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/isbY304waU3

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Peter David (born 23 September 1956, USA) is a writer of comic books, novels, television, movies, and video games. His notable comic book work includes an award-winning 12-year run on “The Incredible Hulk”, as well as runs on “Aquaman”, “Young Justice”, “Supergirl”, “X-Factor”, and “Fallen Angel”.

His Star Trek work includes both comic books and novels such as “Imzadi”, and co-creating the “New Frontier” series. His other novels include film adaptations, media tie-ins, and original works such as the “Apropos of Nothing” and “Knight Life” series. His television work includes series such as “Babylon 5”, “Young Justice”, “Ben 10: Alien Force”, and Nickelodeon’s “Space Cases”, which he co-created with Bill Mumy.

David often jokingly describes his occupation as ‘Writer of Stuff’ and is noted for his prolific writing, characterized by its mingling of real-world issues with humor and references to popular culture, as well as elements of metafiction and self-reference.

David has earned multiple awards for his work, including a 1992 Eisner Award, a 1993 Wizard Fan Award, a 1996 Haxtur Award, a 2007 Julie Award, and a 2011 GLAAD Media Award.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_David
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/9xT0304u0zs

(Steve Geiger and Bob McLeod created the cover of “The Incredible Hulk” #328, February 1987, David’s first work on the title.)

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Paul Ryan (23 September 1949 – 6 March 2016, USA) was a comic book and comic strip artist. Ryan worked extensively for Marvel Comics and DC Comics on a number of super-hero comic book titles.

He is best known for his 1991 to 1996 run on “Fantastic Four”, which represents his longest association with an individual comic book series. He drew and inked for AC Comics, DC Comics, CrossGen, and others as well as Marvel.

From the early 2000s, Ryan published covers and original stories of ‘The Phantom’ in the Swedish comic “Fantomen”, which reprints the strips. In 2005, on the death of the previous creator, Ryan took over “The Phantom” itself for King Features Syndicate. His final strip was published a few weeks after his death, on 28 May 2016.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Ryan_(cartoonist)
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/ryan_paul.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/anuA304tZsy

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Stan Lynde (23 September 1931 – 6 August 2013, USA) was a comic strip artist, painter, and novelist. In 1958, he created the comic strip “Rick O’Shay”, a critical and commercial success. Like most of his work, it was set in the West and mixed humor with strong storytelling. Nearly 20 years later, he left the strip, which was continued by Alfredo Alcala.

In 1979, Lynde launched another strip, “Latigo”, starring Cole ‘Latigo’ Cantrell, a.k.a. ‘Two Trails’. His father was a mountain man and his mother a Crow Indian. After serving in the Union Army during the Civil War, Latigo returned to the West and became a federal marshal. The strip ran from 1979 through 1983.

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, he published strips in “Fantomen” (“The Phantom”) in Sweden. From the mid-1990s until his death, he wrote eight novels comprising the Merlin Fenshaw series.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Lynde
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/lynde_stan.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/89yU304tUjo

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Jean-Claude Mézières (born 23 September 1938, France) is a comic book artist and illustrator. His career began in the 1950s, drawing western stories for various magazines. He spent a year in the USA in 1965, and reunited with childhood friend Pierre Christin in Salt Lake City, Utah.

After they returned to France, the two men created “Valérian” (later “Valérian and Laureline”), the popular science fiction comics series for which Mézières is best known. It was published from 1967 through 2013. The earliest stories were serialized in “Pilote” before being collected in albums, and there were a total of 23 albums.

Mézières has received multiple awards from the International Comics Convention of the Principality of Asturias, and the Grand Prix de la ville d'Angoulême award at the 1984 Angoulême International Comics Festival. He and Christin have received awards for “Valérian” from European comics conventions, the French Green Party, and the European Science Fiction Society.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/mezieres.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Claude_M%C3%A9zi%C3%A8res
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/rdnf304tPuq

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Peter Kuper (born 22 September 1958, USA) is an alternative cartoonist and illustrator, best known for his autobiographical, political, and social observations.

Besides his contributions to the political anthology “World War 3 Illustrated”, which he co-founded in 1979 with childhood friend Seth Tobocman, Kuper is well-known for taking over ‘Spy vs. Spy’ for “Mad Magazine”.

Kuper has produced numerous graphic novels which have been translated into French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish and Greek, including award-winning adaptations of Franz Kafka’s “Give It Up!” and “The Metamorphosis”.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Kuper
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/kuper.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/QgC6304rIK4 (some explicit images)
Covers in the GCD — http://ow.ly/h1BA304rIJx

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E. Nelson Bridwell (22 September 1931 – 23 January 1987, USA) was an important editor and writer at DC Comics from 1965 until his death. He began as an assistant editor for Mort Weisinger and later filled that same post for Julius Schwartz as well as editing on his own.

As a comic book reader he was fascinated by continuity and at DC he soon became the go-to person for character backgrounds and trivia. This interest shown clearly in the older reprints he selected for the 100-page collection of the early 1970s.

Bridwell wrote fiction at DC as well as feature articles. He co-created “The Inferior Five” with Joe Orlando in 1966. He and Ric Estrada launched the “Super Friends” series in 1976, based on the cartoon show. He wrote for many titles, from “Action Comics” to “World’s Finest Comics”.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._Nelson_Bridwell
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/wSl3304rIzG

(Joe Orlando created the cover of “Showcase” #62, May-June 1966.)

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